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Thanksgiving Eve & I'm sitting here gazing out my window at the first significant snow storm of the season. And from what I hear, the first of many forecast for this winter. Worse than last year?! I certainly hope not but we shall see.

But I'm sort of enjoying being snowbound for this one....happy at least - and at last - to be planted in one spot for a change. The last few months having been non-stop......lots of Professor Louie & The Crowmatix shows, a full studio schedule & most recently a 10 day tour of Norway & Sweden with Chip Taylor to promote his  newly released triple!!! CD.....Check out the ever prolific & always effusive Chip Taylor's  website -  TrainWreckRecords.com - if you're interested in the details of that tour as well as any up & coming shows & events with Chip.


 

Studio Stuff Podcast

06/18/2014

Almost everyday - when I'm not on the road - you'll find me deep in the bowels of some studio or other.....either working on music licensing cues that have found their way onto dozens of destinations world wide on Cable & Network TV,  Internet & documentaries  - some are pretty funny  i.e Oz and James Drink To Britain or Amazing Wedding Cakes lol....The History Channel, Swamp People, Animal Planet etc or VH1's Woodstock Now & Then. The list goes on. It's a never ending endeavor but it's a whole lot of fun 'cause I'm free to write, play & record almost anything I please without anyone breathing down my neck :) I mean that's why I became a musician to begin with!

OR..... you may find me producing &/or playing guitar for someone else as I am presently doing with & for my old friend Professor Louie & The Crowmatix.....

The Professor & I go back a long way & as the years go by I find myself more & more involved with this fine musician & bandleader. For those who may not know, The Professor produced  Jericho....The Band's first album without Robbie Robertson, years after their "farewell concert". That album would yield a major hit -  Atlantic City & the beginning of Louie's long association with Levon Helm, Garth Hudson & Rick Danko. I believe Louie produced all of Rick's CDs right up to his untimely death. Anyway, there are a few Professor Louie & The Crowmatix CDs on which I guest on but the next one will find me much more involved. So please check in here for the latest news on that.

Meanwhile here's a  track from my "forthcoming" CD on which Louie reciprocates & guests on....

 
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  1. Soul Jam

John's new site.... 

5/02/2014

Welcome to my new site. I'll miss my old one but it's time to let go. We're still a work in progress here. But the new house is built so to speak & now it's time to move in & move on. I'm looking forward to connecting with all of you here. And while you're at it please check out my Facebook posts.
See you soon....

JP in studio with Chip Taylor 

John has just came off  a tour with Chip that took him from the Folk Alliance Conference in Kansas City, Mo to The Cutting Room In NYC to The Belfast - Nashville Songwriters Festival in Belfast Ireland to Tennassee for a PBS production of The Music City Roots Concert with Lucinda Williams in Tennessee  whew!....then finally into the stuio with Chip to record a new CD of brand new material.

JP's new CD 

John is currently at work on his third solo CD..... stay tuned as John posts some of his new songs over the next few weeks.
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Previous events

Date Event Location
John With Chip Taylor At The Turning Point The Turning Point, Piermont, N.Y. 10968 The Turning Point, Piermont, N.Y. 10968
 —  — John With Professor Louie & The Crowmatix - WKZE Christmas Dance Party Rhinecliff Hotel, Rhinecliff NY 12574 Rhinecliff Hotel, Rhinecliff NY 12574
 —  — John With Professor Louie & The Crowmatix The
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Legion Hall, Greenwood
, Lake The
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Legion Hall, Greenwood
, Lake
John With Professor Louie & The Crowmatix Hudson River Music Hall, Hudson Falls, NY Hudson River Music Hall, Hudson Falls, NY
 —  — John With Chip Taylor in Canada Various Various
John With Professor Louie & The Crowmatix In Concert At BB Kings BB Kings Blues Club & Grill, New York, NY 10036 BB Kings Blues Club & Grill, New York, NY 10036
 —  — John With Chip Taylor in Sweden Victoria Theatre, Malmo, Sweden Victoria Theatre, Malmo, Sweden
John With Professor Louie & The Crowmatix Metzgar Festival, Saylorsburg PA Metzgar Festival, Saylorsburg PA
John With Professor Louie & The Crowmatix In Concert At the Towne Crier Cafe Towne Crier Cafe Towne Crier Cafe
John With Professor Louie & The Crowmatix Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, Norfolk CT Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, Norfolk CT
 —  — John Platania With Professor Louie & The Crowmatix In Concert At the Levitt Pavillion The Levitt pavillion, Westport CT The Levitt pavillion, Westport CT
John Platania With Professor Louie & The Crowmatix Grace Park , Hudson Falls NY Grace Park , Hudson Falls NY
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John With Professor Louie & The Crowmatix Kingston Water Front, Kingston NY Kingston Water Front, Kingston NY
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John With Professor Louie & The Crowmatix Festival , Greek Peak- NY Festival , Greek Peak- NY
John Platania Rockland Me Rockland Me
 —  — John With Professor Louie & The Crowmatix Festival-Common Ground , Westminster MD Festival-Common Ground , Westminster MD
John With Professor Louie & The Crowmatix Orpheum Theater Tannersville Orpheum Theater Tannersville
John With Professor Louie & The Crowmatix Festival South Of Buffalo Festival South Of Buffalo

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